Sunday, August 23, 2009

God's Roundup in progress. . . yeehaaw!

J.W. Ott and J.J. Hudson getting things ready for another worship time at the newly started Cowboy Church located at the overlook at Cotter, Arkansas. J.W. is the churches main leader doing the preaching and coordinating the work being done there. His wife May and several from Rea Valley Baptist are helping with singing and other things.

Tommy Johnson, owner of the Johnson farm where the meetings are being held in his horse barn/arena has graciously been instrumental in providing this location.

They had their first major event, a cookout/gospel singing last night, August 22 and 85 people turned out. Everyone had a wonderful time.

It looks like this is taking hold and will become a permanent fixture for the area. Future events are being planned and of course the major goal is to present the Good News of Jesus Christ to all in the area who love Western/Cowboy/farm culture. We praise the Lord for how He is blessing this.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Facebook for Pastors

Chris Forbes has produced a brief book describing how Facebook could be used in ministry. In our age when many of the younger generation are using facebook to strengthen their social networks, and even senior adults are using such means to keep up with their family and friends (me included), perhaps pastors and staff members may need to take a hard look at the possibilities for facebook as a ministry vehicle.

Click on the image to the left to find the internet page and to download the e-book offered there.